FULL VENUE NAME & TYPE OF VENUE:
Eden Park. Multipurpose stadium.
MAIN TENANT NAME/S, SPORTING CODE/S PLAYED HERE, OTHER EVENTS:
Cricket: Auckland Cricket, BLACKCAPS, WHITE FERNS
Rugby: The Blues, All Blacks, Black Ferns
Football/Soccer: Wellington Phoenix
Full-service function venue: Eden Park hosts daily events and functions all around the stadium which range from small business meetings to school balls, conferences, Annual General Meetings (AGMs), gala dinners, award ceremonies, business exhibitions, sports related events, weddings and other private functions. The stadium has high quality function spaces, excellent catering and technical support on site, together with the unique nature of the stadium itself, available all year round.
Eden Park is New Zealand’s national stadium and a globally iconic arena, located in central Auckland. With 117 years of history, the Park has hosted some of the world’s most memorable sporting moments from cricket, to rugby, to rugby league and football. A range of other community initiatives and events are also hosted throughout the year.
Eden Park Trust operates as a statutory not-for-profit body corporate, registered as a charitable trust with the Charities Commission. Its objectives are to promote, operate and develop Eden Park as a high quality multi-purpose stadium for the use and benefit of rugby and cricket as well as other sporting codes and other recreational, musical, and cultural events for the benefit of the public of the Auckland region.
Its rich history and profile is unmatched by any other stadium in the country. From its beginnings as a cricket ground in 1903, Eden Park became the primary venue for major summer and winter sport in Auckland when in 1913, the owner, Auckland Cricket, leased winter use of the ground to Auckland Rugby.
A Deed of Trust establishing Auckland Cricket and Auckland Rugby as the beneficial owners of Eden Park was signed in 1926 and has since been enshrined in legislation. Most notably remembered for hosting the 1987 and 2011 Rugby World Cup Finals, Eden Park remains the home of both Auckland Cricket and Auckland Rugby as it has been for more than a century.
Each year, more than half a million sports and entertainment fans from around the world visit Eden Park. The stadium successfully hosts sell-out crowds of up to 50,000 on match days and hosts more than 1,000 non-match day functions per year.
DETAILS ON KEY SPORTING/NON-SPORTING EVENTS HELD AT THE VENUE:
1950 Empire Games
1966 Royal Visit – Queen Elizabeth
1970 Royal Visit – Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
1981 ‘Flour Bomb Test’ – New Zealand v South Africa
1987 Rugby World Cup
2002 Dalai Lama visit
2017 World Masters Games
2011 Rugby World Cup
2015 Cricket World Cup
Annual Bledisloe Cup – All Blacks v Australia
Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021
Rugby World Cup 2021
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Full venue &/or company name: Eden Park
Contact person for parties interested to book facilities: Keith Parker
Address: 42 Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 815 5551
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Main image (top): Eden Park is New Zealand’s national stadium and can host up to 60,000 fans
Images, courtesy: Eden Park